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overpriced boat ride

They offer a boat ride to and fro to visit Paradise Beach at Rs. 300/- per person which is worth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Delhi
Departure point for the Island

Go early, parking can be an issue. The restaurant ( Sea Gulls) serves average food, though has a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Yelahanka, India
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National Highway 45A | Near Water Sports Complex, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Chunnambar Boat House located around 10 km from the main city center provides boat rides to Paradise beach. A bit expensive at INR 300+taxes per head. Parking charges additional. The boat ride was good but the main attraction is the Paradise beach. The timings...More

12  Thank Memoirs-Sachin
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a ploy by the PTDC to extort money from gullible tourists. Paradise Island is a must visit but not at the expense of Rs.150/pax. We were in a group and ended up paying a large sum of money for a long wait in...More

12  Thank Raghu B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

They offer a boat ride to and fro to visit Paradise Beach at Rs. 300/- per person which is worth only Rs. 100/- Would recommend to visit only morning hours or evening hours after 4 as its too hot to visit the beach between 12...More

Thank TatumGhosh
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go early, parking can be an issue. The restaurant ( Sea Gulls) serves average food, though has a huge menu , most dishes are not available, or your put off by being told it will a long while to prepare !!

Thank Ranjit1945
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good experience, didn't have to wait for long for the ride. I chose the round trip to the beach, the charges @Rs.300/- were not so high and the beach was amazing so worth taking boat ride. Apart from this water was full of wrappers...More

Thank Sherlock_1110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good boat service, not much waiting for the boat. But I did not know why they have separate ticket counters for entering the boat boarding area and for boats. Boats seemed little costly, 300 per person. 150 for kids 6-10 year old and kids below...More

Thank Meenal K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While there are 2 options for boat trips : 1. Round trip to beach with a drop off & pick up - ₹300 2. A trip along the waterway -₹200 The persons at the counter rudely push for the First option only. If the Queues...More

Thank K1T2R3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Govt run boat service to the island and beach, sometimes have to wait in busy weekend and holiday times, nothing special, but at least you are out of town

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to Chunnambar boat house last week.really its amazing place.Everyone should see this place.we can enjoy boating.Its located exactly Pondicherry to cuddalore road.we can see river and sea joining place.

1  Thank tmvkarthik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

considering it is government maintained we have very less expectations, so it is fine. The people here okay okay and we focus on the experience of the boat ride and beach rather than the behavior of the government employees. They take you to the paradise...More

1  Thank URP70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This boat house is runs the boats to the island . The efficiency and the frequency is amazing here . The fare is reasonlable - crew very helpful . Takes about 40 minutes to do the trip which is enchanting and very refreshing indeed ....More

2  Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place because it is the gateway to paradise beach, you get boat servcie from here, this place has ample parking provided you reach before 11:30-12:00. It gets crowded after that, best time to reach here is 9:00 am before the queue...More

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28 August 2018|
Response from Bipray S | Reviewed this property |
You can go to Paradise by road by following google map or the second option is to go to Chunnamber Boat house and the boat will take you to Paradise beach in a 30 minutes boat journey through Backwater . The charges per... More
5 March 2018|
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Response from AjeetAgre | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time you will always find rush and speed boat to be full so cutting cake there might not be a good idea. You can always do it before you board the boat or once you get off to the beach.
3 March 2018|
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Response from PankajM778 | Reviewed this property |
300 per person includes car parking . avoid going on weekends , holiday sunday .